The Blindest Man
TBM explores the contradictions of a pursuit that has no answers and no ends. In 1993 an anonymous author buried a golden treasure, which has lain undiscovered in the landscape of France for more than 25 years. This unsolved mystery has obsessed treasure hunters ever since, and many continue to search, guided by allusive clues. Joining this pursuit, I follow other hunters’ failed searches across France. I am less interested in solving the puzzle than in various interpretations of the clues, the notion of treasure hunting itself, and where this leads those who seek definitive answers: the dreams & obsessions of individual searchers. Guided by the hunters’ experiences, I follow in their footsteps, fascinated by the precarious nature of pursuit and failure, and in turn, photography’s own slippery relationship to truth, searching, interpretation, fantasy and obsession.
Matthew Broadhead • Macarena Costan • Vinh Dao • Richard Draper • Samuel Fordham • Alvaro Martinez Garcia • Emily Graham • Chris Hoare • Ng Hui Hsien • Jamie E. Murray • Manon Ouimet •